27 9 / 2014

Let me tell you about Keep Calm and Carry On. 
It’s a propaganda poster from World War Two. It, and two others, were created to raise moral on the home front of Britain.  10 000 of each were printed but the night before they were to be sent out the project was cancelled. They laid hidden for 60 years until one was found in a bookstore and it was made an internet sensation.  
The idea behind the posters was to tell the British that no matter what happened in the war, no matter how many bombs were dropped on them, no matter what the Nazis did, if they kept calm, pretended like they weren’t bother then they would have the ability to win this war. A strong home front, is a strong army. 
I believe the reason it became an internet sensation is because so many people can relate it to their personal struggle. They feel it as wisdom, like I am today, like I did two years ago when Garrett passed away, for when times get hard, when you feel the world caving in. Two years ago today was my personal London Blitz, my insides were tearing themselves apart when I heard the news that my best friend, who told me this phrase every day of university, was dead. 
He didn’t know it then, but he had prepared me with the advice to continue living, to keep calm and carry on, even on the days it would be easier to freak out and panic. Garrett lives on in everyone he ever met, in the smiles we give each other, in the laughter of his memory. 

There is two other parts to this propaganda poster that are often forgotten “Freedom is in Peril, Defend it with all your Might” but more importantly,
“Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory”. 

To all my friends who are hurting today, please remember that Garrett would want us to be Calm and Carry on, but he would also want our courage, our cheerfulness and our resolution when times are tough <3

Let me tell you about Keep Calm and Carry On.
It’s a propaganda poster from World War Two. It, and two others, were created to raise moral on the home front of Britain. 10 000 of each were printed but the night before they were to be sent out the project was cancelled. They laid hidden for 60 years until one was found in a bookstore and it was made an internet sensation.
The idea behind the posters was to tell the British that no matter what happened in the war, no matter how many bombs were dropped on them, no matter what the Nazis did, if they kept calm, pretended like they weren’t bother then they would have the ability to win this war. A strong home front, is a strong army.
I believe the reason it became an internet sensation is because so many people can relate it to their personal struggle. They feel it as wisdom, like I am today, like I did two years ago when Garrett passed away, for when times get hard, when you feel the world caving in. Two years ago today was my personal London Blitz, my insides were tearing themselves apart when I heard the news that my best friend, who told me this phrase every day of university, was dead.
He didn’t know it then, but he had prepared me with the advice to continue living, to keep calm and carry on, even on the days it would be easier to freak out and panic. Garrett lives on in everyone he ever met, in the smiles we give each other, in the laughter of his memory.

There is two other parts to this propaganda poster that are often forgotten “Freedom is in Peril, Defend it with all your Might” but more importantly,

“Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory”.

To all my friends who are hurting today, please remember that Garrett would want us to be Calm and Carry on, but he would also want our courage, our cheerfulness and our resolution when times are tough <3

19 9 / 2014

classicpenguin:

And what be a pirate’s favorite book? ARRRRRRISTOTLE. MARRRRRRCEL PROUST. HANNAH ARRRRRRRENDT.

Ah we jest, ye vagabonds, but arrrrrrrrrrr you in need of a good Talk Like A Pirate Day read?

Listen up buckos! We’ve pillaged across the seven seas to bring you scallywags the best of our buried treasure. So batten down the hatches, because this literary storm is a – brewin’. Landlubbers best be stayin’ on shore, or ye’ll surely walk the plank.

Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen, here arrrrrrrr some favorites:

CAPTAIN BLOOD by Rafael Sabatini

Blimey! A swashbuckling romp with a buccaneer leader if there ever was one. But aye, he’s a good man through and through, not a bilge-sucking scurvy dog.

ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe

Noble pirates! Warms us to the brisket to see a buccaneer save the day. Dead men tell no tales, and without pirates, Crusoe would be down with Davy Jones today.

TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson  

Grab yer cutlass: the haunting tale of the “Black Spot” is enough to send shivers down yer’ black spine. And if yer wee lads need a movie that isn’t rated ARRRRRRRRR – Muppet Treasure Island is your booty here.

THE WIDOW CHING – PIRATE – Jorge Luis Borges

Lassies can be pirates too. Borges fictionalizes the tale of  fierce female pirate Ching Shih: “a lady pirate who operated in Asian waters, all the way from the Yellow Sea to the rivers of the Annam coast.” Saavy?

THE THREEPENNY OPERA – Bertolt Brecht

Pour out a grog for Pirate Jenny, me lads! “Kill  them now, or later?”

PETER PAN – J. M. Barry

Avast ye, Hook. Aye. Not for all the doubloons in the South Sea would I stand atop a crow’s nest and look upon the man.

CON MEN AND CUTPURSES – Ed. Lucy Moore

All hands hoay! We’re teamin’ with classic sailors in this one – William Kidd, Blackbeard, John Lancey, Edward Trelawney. And even some of the great lady pirates. Anne Bonny and Mary Read: These beauties be fearsome as the day is long!

Aye aye matey, get off your sea legs, drop anchor, and enjoy these classic stories from the sea. Ahoy me hearties!

18 9 / 2014

"Books can not be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory… In this war, we know, books are weapons. And it is a part of your dedication always to make them weapons for man’s freedom."

 Franklin D. Roosevelt (via vintageanchorbooks)

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18 9 / 2014

"You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear."

Oscar Wilde (via feellng)

17 9 / 2014

Personal: I have had enough shit from real men, where the fuck is Mr. Darcy, or at least hot ass Dorian Gray? If you’re going to treat me like I don’t matter you better be loaded and end up okay in the end or be possessed by the devil and stab your portrait.
Actually I’ve had a close reenactment with B so I choose A. But don’t treat my family like crap.


Really I choose C- Laurie from little women.

16 9 / 2014

I&#8217;m going to need Hunger Games and Narnia to come out with their own special edition 3D glasses so I can complete this shelf. #shelfie

I’m going to need Hunger Games and Narnia to come out with their own special edition 3D glasses so I can complete this shelf. #shelfie

16 9 / 2014

teachingliteracy:

my wings are a thousand books (by {she tells stories})

teachingliteracy:

my wings are a thousand books (by {she tells stories})

(via booklover)